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Database Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 04 2016

What is most valuable?

The ability to define a set of domain definitions and group them in folders is a valuable feature. There is also a Macro (VB script) feature that allows you to automate many features that can save a… more»

What needs improvement?

Although the tool allows for many different options as far as the what can be displayed on the model, it would be nice if they allowed for entity objects (attributes, indexes, keys, etc.) as well as… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Fairly expensive tool and licensing setup is cumbersome.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I had prior experience with Sybase's Power Designer tool at a former employer. When I came to this company they had other Embarcadero tools and were interested in using a single vendor for SQL Server… more»

What other advice do I have?

It's a great tool for modeling and I'm generally very happy with its features.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Sybase Power Designer
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Sr. Data Engineer at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 21 2015

What is most valuable?

There are only a handful of ERD features that I’ve needed over the years that ER/Studio DA didn’t support. It’s flexible, intuitive for the newbie and yet supports the complexity required of a seasoned database designer, and offers a clean… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The work of the database architect is complex. ER/Studio DA supports in a single application everything from taxonomy and data dictionary definitions to conceptual, logical, and physical data models, relational and dimensional models… more»

What needs improvement?

Things that come to mind that I’ve not been able to do in prior projects include: * Support for SQL Server filtered indexes, both a means to effectively represent this in a data model and have it produce the filtered index in the rendered… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I’ve also used ErWin, Powerdesigner, Toad Data Modeler, MS Visio, and Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler. ER/Studio has the features and the price point that is easy to realize ROI quickly.

What other advice do I have?

As long as the tool natively supports the RDBMS databases you use, and you have someone that can support the licensed server, it’s a great solution.

What is IDERA ER Studio?

IDERA ER/Studio is a powerful suite for business-driven data modeling that enables companies to create an enterprise architecture foundation for data governance. With round-trip support for multiple database platforms, data architects have the power to easily reverse-engineer, analyze, and optimize existing databases from diverse platforms. Data professionals can easily capture and share models, metadata, data sources, and glossaries across the organization for improved alignment between business and IT. Business stakeholders can participate in the metadata definition workflow and access information on models and metadata at the right level for their needs.

Also known as
IDERA ER/Studio, ER/Studio
IDERA ER Studio customers

Newmont Mining, Entrust, Accolade, TalkTalk, Catalina, Protective Life, NTT Data, dir systèmes, Microsoft; American Express, Astellas Pharma, AstraZeneca, Coriant, Fedex, GlaxoSmithKline, PepsiCo, Prudential, Well Fargo

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